The changes come as the NFL owners hold their annual league meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
The committee and the changes were instituted “to provide better results in the hiring cycle”.
Offensive assistant coaches will have one-year contracts and will be paid from a league-wide fund. They will work closely with the head coach and offensive staff to gain experience.
Historically, the NFL says “head coaches have primarily come from offensive backgrounds” and the organization hopes the changes will help find talented candidates earlier in their careers and provide room to “develop the diverse offensive pipeline”. .
The NFL has seven black general managers
Currently in the NFL, there were seven black general managers and 12 female coaches at the start of the 2021 season, an all-time high, according to the NFL.
In January, the Houston Texans fired head coach David Culley after one season, leaving the NFL with only one black head coach after years of expressing a desire to increase diversity in top side jobs.
Culley was the second black head coach to be fired the same week after the Miami Dolphins relieved Flores of his duties.
“We have worked for years and made progress in many areas to ensure that our office and club staff and leaders reflect America’s racial and gender makeup, but we still have work to do. , particularly at the head coach and forward-office level,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
CNN’s Wayne Sterling, David Lopez, David Close, Nicole Chavez, Ben Morse and Jason Hanna contributed to this report.
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